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NorthStar elects committee

NorthStar Cooperative recently elected eight members to the NorthStar Advisory and Resolutions Committee.

The 24-member committee comprised of dairy producers from Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin provides input regarding resolutions to the Cooperative’s bylaws. Committee members are elected by member-stockowners in their district and serve for a two-year term.

Six members from Michigan were re-elected to the Advisory and Resolutions Committee. Duane Moloek of Falmouth has served on the committee since 1998 and operates End Road Farm, a 170-cow Holstein herd. Serving as a member for 16 years, Mike Wardin of Saginaw and his family, operate Wardin Brothers, a 160-cow Holstein herd. Larry Haywood of Hastings was re-elected for his third term on the committee. Along with his family, Haywood operates Sand Creek Dairy LLC, a 1,100-cow Holstein herd.

Hank Choate of Cement City has served on the Advisory and Resolutions Committee for over 17 years, and operates Choate’s Belly Acres, a 370-cow herd. Dale Phillips of Marlette has served on the Advisory and Resolutions Committee since 2015. Philips and his family operate Phillips Farm, a 100-cow Holstein herd. Serving on the Committee for his eighth term, Gary Palosaari operates an 80-cow Holstein herd.

Two Wisconsin dairy producers were also re-elected to the Committee. A member of the Advisory and Resolutions Committee since 2007, Jack Banker of Black Creek, along with his family, operates Bankers Scenic-View Farms, an 800-cow Holstein herd.

Joe Meyer of Unity was re-elected for his fifth term on the committee. Meyer and his family operate Badger Holsteins, a 2,400-cow Holstein herd.

NorthStar Cooperative, Inc. is a stock based cooperative, owned by dairy and beef producers in Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin. Originally formed in 1944 as an artificial insemination cooperative, NorthStar Cooperative is now comprised of sales and service for Select Sires, Ag Products and Technologies, DHI Services, as well as Antel BioSystems, a research group dedicated to developing and implementing innovative diagnostic solutions for the animal industry. Based in Lansing, Mich., NorthStar provides sales and service to producers, veterinarians and industry members across the United States.